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Police rescue 2 duck hunters in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Natural Resources Police say they broke through ice and faced rough seas to rescue two duck hunters that became stuck on an island in the Chesapeake Bay during severe weather. Natural Resources Police say the two hunters ...

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Updates on the secret Shapiro settlement (access required)

While Baltimore City Solicitor George A. Nilson and Steven Kupferberg, the attorney for mistakenly arrested violinist Yakov Shapiro, still differ as to the origin of the confidentiality of their settlement, allow me to offer a few updates related to the ...

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Police win case over cell-phone photos

RICHMOND, VA — Voyeuristic police officers who passed around revealing photographs discovered on a defendant’s cellphone are not subject to a civil rights suit by the defendant’s girlfriend, pictured in the photos. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last ...

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Former Md. police officer gets 5 years on child porn charge

A former Anne Arundel County police lieutenant has been sentenced to five years in prison on a child pornography charge. Forty-seven-year-old James Cifala pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography after he was caught “sexting” with a teenage girl. Federal prosecutors ...

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Court of Special Appeals upholds use of strip searches (access required)

Police need very little beyond their own suspicion to expand a valid search incident to arrest into a full strip search, Maryland’s second-highest court has held. The Court of Special Appeals explained why it held that a baggie full of ...

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Three workers are killed in West Virginia chemical plant blast

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — An explosion rocked a small chemical plant in West Virginia’s northern panhandle, killing three workers and injuring one other person, police and company officials said Thursday. Firefighters were still putting out hot spots from a fire ...

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in UK

LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange surrendered to London police Tuesday as part of a Swedish sex-crimes investigation, the latest blow to an organization that faces legal, financial and technological challenges after releasing hundreds of secret U.S. diplomatic cables. Assange ...

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